Ghent University - Faculty of Engineering and Architecture


About Ghent University

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains. We are also the first European university in the Songdo Global University Campus in South Korea.

About the faculty

The Faculty of Engineering and Architecture is one of the largest faculties of Ghent University. It combines state-of-the-art research with a top-notch education in all significant engineering and architecture fields. The faculty strongly focusses on international relations. It offers a wide array of master's programs taught in English and is active in all major exchange programs. Through research collaboration and educational links with top European institutions, the faculty strives to further enhance its international perspective.


Research topics

Academic education cannot exist without scientific research, especially at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. Research topics at this faculty are both numerous and various. They encompass the complete scope from fundamental long-term research to bilateral research in close cooperation with the industry. An important part of the research happens on an international level: international projects or cooperation with universities or companies abroad.

Research institutes and knowledge centers

The faculty's research and academic staff participate in numerous research institutes and knowledge centers.

Research in numbers

  • 12 departments;
  • More than 50 research teams;
  • In all about 950 researchers;
  • 165 full-time and 60 part-time professors;
  • About 250 supporting members of staff (administration and technical staff);
  • More than 100 Doctoral Degrees per year;
  • More than 700 international publications per year.

Research symposium

Since 2000 the faculty organizes a yearly Research symposium where future Doctors of Engineering propose their research activities. On the one hand, the symposium forms a forum where researchers can get in touch with each other, on the other hand, it gives outsiders and students a clear picture of the wide variety of research done at the faculty.

Financial resources

The wide variety of research activities at the faculty is possible thanks to an equally wide variety of financial resources.

The most important financial resources are:

  • Doctoral scholarships;
  • Projects aimed at fundamental long-term research;
  • Projects on an industrial or social level, often in cooperation with companies, institutions for higher education, universities;
  • Bilateral projects with companies;
  • Projects on an international level;
  • International research mobility (Marie Curie program).